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Highway bridge collapses in Italy, 22 dead

Highway bridge collapses in Italy, 22 dead

A motorway bridge has collapsed in the northwest Italian city of Genoa, killing around 22 people as vehicles plummeted to the ground, Interior Minister Matteo Salvini says. Video footage appears to show one of the towers holding up the bridge collapsing in stormy weather. Vehicles and debris fell 90m (295ft) on to rail tracks and […]

Car Crashes Outside U.K. Parliament in Suspected Terror Attack

Car Crashes Outside U.K. Parliament in Suspected Terror Attack

A car crashed into barriers outside the U.K. Houses of Parliament on Tuesday morning in a suspected terrorist attack, injuring several people just yards away from the site of an attack last year. Police said the driver, in his late 20s, was detained at the scene and later arrested on suspicion of terrorist offenses. The […]

Woman charged for wearing niqab in Denmark

Woman charged for wearing niqab in Denmark

A woman has become the first person in Denmark to be charged with wearing a face veil in public, after a ban came into effect on Wednesday. Local media report a 28-year-old woman was fined after getting into a scuffle with a woman trying to remove her veil. Police say they were called and when […]

Mexico plane crash: All 103 people on board survive

Mexico plane crash: All 103 people on board survive

A passenger plane has crashed in the capital of Mexico’s Durango state, just moments after take-off. All 103 passengers and crew on board the Aeroméxico flight survived the crash but 97 of them are injured. State Governor José Rosas Aispuro said the plane was hit by a gust of wind which caused a sudden descent. […]

Syria: US, UK and France attack ‘chemical weapons sites’

Syria: US, UK and France attack ‘chemical weapons sites’

The US, UK and France have bombed three government sites in Syria in an early morning operation targeting alleged chemical weapons facilities, they say. The move is a response to a suspected chemical attack on the town of Douma last week, which killed dozens. Russian President Vladimir Putin said he “condemns the attack in the […]

Toxic gas attack killed dozens of people in Syria

Toxic gas attack killed dozens of people in Syria

Several Syrian activist groups Saturday reported that a brutal attack on the remnants of the rebel-held city of Douma in Eastern Ghouta left dozens of civilians dead and scores wounded. The groups — including the White Helmets, the Douma Coordination Committee and the Ghouta Media Center — said toxic gas inside barrel bombs dropped by […]